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This Week’s Best Reading
“BOOM!” (The Sound of Seed Rounds)
In the last six years, the number of early-stage “seed” rounds has grown from 200 a year to more than 2,200 a year. See what's behind the bull market here.
Because I’m Special
Marc Andreessen of top-notch venture firm Andreessen Horowitz talks about his investment philosophy, and the importance of investing in "very special people." Listen to him here.
Intel's Venture Fund: Playing With Real Money
Intel, the infamous chip-maker, has invested $355 million into start-ups this year. Read why they’re so bullish, and which sectors they’re focused on.
7 Great Insights from Angel Investors
Rob Go of NextView Ventures shares 7 insights he learned during the recent "Angel Bootcamp" at MIT. Read more here.
Hedge Fund Guys Seek One-Night Stands
As deep-pocketed hedge funds increasingly move into private equity, one VC commented: "Venture capitalists marry their companies, hedge funds have one night stands." See what he's talking about here.
Your Cell Phone as “Virtual Reality” Device?
Samsung's new "Galaxy Gear VR" is promising what’s, quite literally, an out of this world experience. And it’s coming in time for the holidays. Read more and see how it works here.
Big Pharma Taking Cues from Start-Ups
Smaller companies are nimble. They can move fast and innovate. Now, a unit of global health care giant Abbott Laboratories is taking a page out of the start-up playbook.Check it out.